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post #1 of 17 Old 11-07-2008, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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Christmas list/Wish list for a stock TJ

So my family usually goes all out for Christmas. So instead of getting an ugly sweater that I will never wear I'm looking for good Christmas suggestions.

The best suggestions would be items under $200 or $300. Of course Quadratec is an easy place for me to share my list wish with everyone.

My TJ is basically stock, only things I have done to it is bought a soft top, got the rims I wanted, removed jugs, and replaced factory radio. I've had it one year now and looking to do some more functional things in the next year. Lift, tires, rocker guard, bumper, winch, lights. You know, so let the suggestions roll in.....

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post #2 of 17 Old 11-07-2008, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
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Oh, one thing I already have on my list are there rocker guards. I don't know if I like the glossy finish though. Any suggestions? I would like the guard with the step that does not hang down.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/12002_442_07.htm

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post #3 of 17 Old 11-07-2008, 06:34 AM
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Could look at the big daddy offroad aluminum rocker guards. Or the Rusty's which looks to me a direct replica for a few bucks less.

I think I'm gonna go rusty's myself, they offer them in bare metal so if you don't like gloss, paint them what you'd like.

I believe rokmen and warn? also have a step built in. Really can't go wrong with rokmen. They are made very well.

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post #4 of 17 Old 11-07-2008, 06:39 AM
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Not sure whether you be wheeling rocks or trails or mud.
But, if I were doing this id buy a 2" BB [budget boost], install it myself, and then buy tow hooks and a tow rope.

definetly less than 300$ if you install youself. Which isnt too hard
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Not sure whether you be wheeling rocks or trails or mud.
But, if I were doing this id buy a 2" BB [budget boost], install it myself, and then buy tow hooks and a tow rope.

definetly less than 300$ if you install youself. Which isnt too hard

Mainly trails. Some mud, no rocks.
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post #6 of 17 Old 11-07-2008, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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This is off topic but it been a while since I researched lifts, tires and regears.

At what size tire should you do a regear. Just trying to decide what I might ask for as far as lifts go and my future tire size. I DO NOT want to pay for a regear.
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post #7 of 17 Old 11-07-2008, 09:48 AM
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For 2-300 the mods I would want are:

-Lockright (may not be that great a choice in your climate, but definately a locker is the best single mod you can make on a jeep). $250

-2" spring lift with shocks. $300

-tub armor of some type $250

Be aware with your auto, even a 2" lift may cause some driveline vibes that you will need to take care of.

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Start with your lift - if thats askable from the family that goes all out

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post #9 of 17 Old 11-07-2008, 10:30 AM
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get a steering box skid. less than $50. first time i went wheeling my buddy busted his steering box on what seemed like a tiny rock. early end to what was planned as an all day ride. i'm happy with my rokmen.
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Don't forget about the little things like:

1st Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher
Recovery Strap
Shackles/ D-Rings
Tire Deflators
Tire Pressure Gauge
CB Radio, Antenna, Cable

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Be aware with your auto, even a 2" lift may cause some driveline vibes that you will need to take care of.

What all does that involve?
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post #12 of 17 Old 11-07-2008, 10:46 AM
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certificate

my fav gift last Christmas was a gift certicate from Quadratec. then i could do with it what i pleased and that included a nice "Jeep" raincover for those days with popup showers, a nice hood scoop that gives a nice sporty look, besels and light guards for off-roading.
who knows what's next this Christmas??? I've been a good boy and that's obvious as I own a ......................JEEP!!!!
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What all does that involve?
Either a t-case drop which would be maybe $30 or a motor mount lift about $70

97 TJ Sport OPJ project (other peoples junk) I can't remember the last time I bought a new part.
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Don't forget about the little things like:

1st Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher
Recovery Strap
Shackles/ D-Rings
Tire Deflators
Tire Pressure Gauge
CB Radio, Antenna, Cable
This is some of the most important gear to have on any trip. You could get the entire list for $300.

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Budget boost and Swaybar discos.

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